Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Congratulations to Marlene Lopes on her retirement!

Kieran Ayton congratulating Marlene
Marlene Lopes (left) and Ida McGhee

On behalf of Cornucopia of Rhode Island (CORI), we want to say congratulations to Marlene Lopes on her retirement. A long time active member. Thank you Marlene for your support and dedication. We will miss you!!

Marlene worked as a Special Collection Librarian at Rhode Island College for 36 years.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage  at UVA Rare Book School. a six-year program which aims to advance multicultural collections through innovative and inclusive curatorial practice and leadership. Forty-five fellows who identify with diverse racial or ethnic communities and/or who work primarily with collections that document minority, immigrant, and non-Western cultural traditions will participate in this program over six years.


2020 ALA Annual Conference Program Proposals are Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on June 10, 2019, for the 2020 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Chicago, IL. on June 25-30, 2020. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices.

The deadline to submit content is September 10, 2019,12:00 Midnight (EST). Please use this submission site.  Your ALA account information will be required to access the submission site.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit for libraries

Registration is filling up fast for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit on August 7, from 9 – 4 at URI’s Carothers Library Galanti Lounge. Register now at the OLIS CE Calendar: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit to save your spot! 

The Office of Library and Information Services, RILA, Cornucopia and URI-GSLIS invite librarians and library staff to come together for a statewide conversation about how we might embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices into library services, programs, collections and work culture.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit is a day-long event that will include opportunities for both listening and participating throughout the day. The program includes:
  • keynote address by Loren Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum;
  • breakout sessions to learn about and discuss Implicit Bias with Diversity Talks;
  • panel of local community organizations promoting equity and inclusion in different communities across RI, facilitated by Cheryl Burrell, Associate Director of the RI Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity; and
  • hands-on exercise to help generate actionable ideas for you to bring back to your library.
OLIS and its partners will continue to provide training, support and resources for EDI following the summit, and looks forward to participating in efforts to make Rhode Island libraries more diverse and inclusive spaces for both community members and library workers.
This event is open to library staff from all types of libraries and all service areas. Lunch will be served.

If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.

Nicolette Baffoni, Adult Services Coordinator
Office of Library & Information Services
Rhode Island Department of Administration
One Capitol Hill | Providence, RI  02908-5803